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Mark Of A Concussion


Many assessments for concussion rely on asking the injured person question like what year it is or who the president is, but researchers and companies are looking for ways to easily tease out biomarkers for concussion from blood samples, Wired reports.

When damaged, such as through a blow to the head during a football game or other sporting event or accident, the axons of nerves in the brain can release proteins into cerebral spinal fluid and a tiny portion of those make their way into the blood, Wired writes. But Quanterix’s Simoa, a digitized biomarker assay platform, is now making it possible to pick out these rare proteins, it adds.

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